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The Sugarhill Gang

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Though the Sugarhill Gang inaugurated the history of recorded hip-hop with their single "Rapper's Delight," a multi-platinum-seller and radio hit in 1979, the group was cooked up to cash in on a supposed novelty item. Music industry producer and label owner Sylvia Robinson had become aware of the massive hip-hop block parties occurring around the New York area during the late '70s, so she gathered three local rappers (Master Gee, Wonder Mike, and Big Bank Hank) to record a single. Infectious and catchy, "Rapper's Delight" borrowed the break from Chic's "Good Times" and became a worldwide hit, eventually selling more than eight million copies. Most industry people figured rap for a short-lived trend, and though they were dead wrong, the Sugarhill Gang certainly didn't carry the torch; despite several modest hits ("8th Wonder," "Apache"), the trio faded quickly and was gone by the mid-'80s, only returning in 1999 with Jump on It, a rap album for children. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Total plays

478.7 million
Updated on 2024-07-13

Monthly listeners

1,373,145

Followers

364,495

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    24,349 listeners
  2. France
    23,305 listeners
  3. Netherlands
    15,698 listeners
  4. Australia
    13,354 listeners
  5. United States
    13,440 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Rappers Delight
Rappers Delight
117,090,602 5:05 2008-08-04
Rapper's Delight
Rapper's Delight
117,090,602 3:56 2005-01-01
The Message
The Message
56,232,996 7:13 2018-06-22
Rapper's Delight
Rapper's Delight
41,518,228 7:07 1999-01-24
Apache (Jump on It)
Apache (Jump on It)
30,026,592 6:13 1979-09-16
Apache (Jump On It) [4sm Mix]
Apache (Jump On It) [4sm Mix]
30,026,592 6:18 2000-01-01
Rapper's Delight (Long Version)
Rapper's Delight (Long Version)
14,129,084 14:34 1979-09-16
Lala Song
Lala Song
9,664,841 3:34 2009-01-01
Rapper's Delight (4sm Mix)
Rapper's Delight (4sm Mix)
8,748,125 7:08 2000-01-01
Apache - 45 Version
Apache - 45 Version
7,756,978 4:04 1981-01-01
Apache (Jump on It)
Apache (Jump on It)
6,957,775 4:29 2005-01-01
Rapper's Delight - Long Version
Rapper's Delight - Long Version
6,438,558 14:37 1979-01-01
Rapper's Delight - 7" Single Version
Rapper's Delight - 7" Single Version
2,655,515 5:05 1980-02-07
8th Wonder
8th Wonder
2,634,324 7:23 1979-09-16
Lala Song - Radio Edit
Lala Song - Radio Edit
2,299,073 3:19 2009-01-01
Break Dance-Electric Boogie
Break Dance-Electric Boogie
2,245,726 5:12 2020-05-29
Scorpio
Scorpio
1,948,327 4:55 2018-06-28
Funk You up (Long Version)
Funk You up (Long Version)
1,449,137 10:55 2018-06-28
New York, New York
New York, New York
1,411,072 7:28 2017-07-21
Rapper's Delight
Rapper's Delight
1,161,054 2:51 2003-08-12
It's Nasty (Genius of Love) [Short Version]
It's Nasty (Genius of Love) [Short Version]
1,054,884 7:52 2017-08-10
Freedom
Freedom
899,065 8:18 2018-06-28
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
816,454 8:51 2018-06-28
Get on Up
Get on Up
694,171 2:42 2018-07-27
8th Wonder - 7" Single Version
8th Wonder - 7" Single Version
667,652 3:58 2002-09-03
Passion Play
Passion Play
577,418 5:10 1979-09-16
ABC's
ABC's
528,328 2:28 1999-04-16
Message Ii
Message Ii
437,241 6:57 2017-08-10
Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
410,683 7:45 1979-09-16
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Laroye Powerfunk Mix
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Laroye Powerfunk Mix
397,572 7:12 2019-10-18
The Lover in You
The Lover in You
381,505 6:58 1996-07-16
The Lover In You
The Lover In You
381,505 6:55 1979-09-16
Radio Commercial
Radio Commercial
373,007 1:03 1979-09-16
Jump on It!
Jump on It!
352,570 3:26 1999-04-16
Hot Hot Summer Day
Hot Hot Summer Day
344,078 6:12 1979-09-16
Showdown
Showdown
300,760 5:53 1979-09-16
Lala Song - Tocadisco Remix
Lala Song - Tocadisco Remix
297,801 5:36 2009-01-01
Lala Song - Club Version
Lala Song - Club Version
281,981 5:06 2009-01-01
The Lover in You (4sm Mix)
The Lover in You (4sm Mix)
247,432 6:51 2000-01-01
The Lover In You - Pete Wingfield Mix
The Lover In You - Pete Wingfield Mix
247,432 6:42 2000-01-01
On the Money
On the Money
245,472 5:35 1979-09-16
Rapper's Delight - Ben Liebrand DMC Remix
Rapper's Delight - Ben Liebrand DMC Remix
215,732 7:05 2000-01-01
Kick It Live from 9 to 5
Kick It Live from 9 to 5
210,198 6:33 1979-09-16
Kick It Live from 9-5 (4sm Mix)
Kick It Live from 9-5 (4sm Mix)
210,198 6:38 2000-01-01
Livin' In the Fast Lane
Livin' In the Fast Lane
209,127 5:09 1979-09-16
Livin' in the Fast Lane
Livin' in the Fast Lane
209,127 5:09 1997-01-01
Spoonie Is Back (Single Version)
Spoonie Is Back (Single Version)
205,692 6:35 2018-06-28
Showdown
Showdown
204,486 5:40 2000-01-01
The Word Is Out
The Word Is Out
191,574 5:42 1979-09-16
8th Wonder
8th Wonder
186,055 7:31 2000-01-01
Sugar Hill Groove
Sugar Hill Groove
179,372 9:39 1979-09-16
Apache - 7" Single Version
Apache - 7" Single Version
178,136 4:16 2002-09-03
Apache (Jump On It) (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
Apache (Jump On It) (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
171,911 2:38 2005-01-01
Bad News (Don't Bother Me)
Bad News (Don't Bother Me)
163,930 6:44 1979-09-16
Rapper's Reprise
Rapper's Reprise
157,747 7:52 2017-08-10
Hot Hot Summer Day (4sm Mix)
Hot Hot Summer Day (4sm Mix)
156,739 6:17 2000-01-01
It's Like a Dream Sometimes
It's Like a Dream Sometimes
153,226 2:40 1999-04-16
Someone Like You (with Scorpio, Barshon)
Someone Like You (with Scorpio, Barshon)
146,633 2:45 2021-01-15
Kids' Rapper's Delight (Kid's Rap-Along)
Kids' Rapper's Delight (Kid's Rap-Along)
142,261 5:07 1999-04-16
I Like What You're Doing
I Like What You're Doing
132,141 5:25 1984-01-01
Here I Am
Here I Am
120,981 5:12 2010-01-01
Be a Winner
Be a Winner
120,752 6:46 1979-09-16
Beat Street
Beat Street
111,967 7:05 2018-06-28
Sugarhill Groove
Sugarhill Groove
105,601 9:45 1980-02-07
Lala Song - Ccc Vs. Djfb Remix-Bob Sinclar Club Re-Edit
Lala Song - Ccc Vs. Djfb Remix-Bob Sinclar Club Re-Edit
100,750 4:07 2009-07-15
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix (Mixed)
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix (Mixed)
99,555 5:21 2020-10-23
Showdown - The Furious 5 Meets The Sugarhill Gang
Showdown - The Furious 5 Meets The Sugarhill Gang
96,315 5:54 1981-01-01
Rapper's Delight (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
Rapper's Delight (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
91,825 4:28 2005-01-01
Fireworks
Fireworks
91,222 2:38 1999-04-16
Kick a Rhyme with Dr. Seuss
Kick a Rhyme with Dr. Seuss
84,467 3:54 1999-04-16
Making Cash Money
Making Cash Money
80,880 6:30 2018-06-28
Ain't Nothin' But a Party
Ain't Nothin' But a Party
79,240 3:57 2017-04-13
Full Circle
Full Circle
78,540 3:47 2017-12-22
Lala Song [Italian Version] - Dj Fabio B Re-Touch
Lala Song [Italian Version] - Dj Fabio B Re-Touch
78,506 3:37 2009-07-15
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) [Laroye Powerfunk Mix] / Remember Me (feat. Jemeni G) [Accapella] - Mixed
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) [Laroye Powerfunk Mix] / Remember Me (feat. Jemeni G) [Accapella] - Mixed
77,855 4:12 2019-12-13
Girls
Girls
77,408 5:37 1979-09-16
Vice (From Miami Vice)
Vice (From Miami Vice)
72,248 5:04 2018-06-28
Real Funky
Real Funky
68,308 6:06 1979-09-16
Funk Box
Funk Box
67,949 8:11 1979-09-16
Apache
Apache
66,468 5:59 1999-01-24
Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
62,596 7:50 1997-01-01
Club On Lock
Club On Lock
61,656 3:59 2008-07-25
Ooh Baby
Ooh Baby
58,729 4:43 2018-06-28
And You Know That (Short Version)
And You Know That (Short Version)
58,299 4:18 2018-06-28
Busy Bee's Groove
Busy Bee's Groove
52,112 5:23 2003-01-01
Funk Box
Funk Box
51,788 8:09 1981-01-01
The Downbeat
The Downbeat
49,535 4:35 2010-06-21
The Down Beat
The Down Beat
49,535 4:33 1979-09-16
Here We Go (4sm Vocal Mix)
Here We Go (4sm Vocal Mix)
48,751 3:42 2000-01-01
Hey Fellas (Long Version)
Hey Fellas (Long Version)
48,679 7:21 2017-08-10
Here I Am
Here I Am
48,562 5:17 1980-02-07
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix (Mixed)
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix (Mixed)
48,091 4:11 2019-07-12
Giggalo
Giggalo
47,387 3:53 1979-09-16
Fast Lane / Making Cash Money
Fast Lane / Making Cash Money
46,928 6:06 2008-07-25
Fast Lane
Fast Lane
45,327 5:08 1984-01-01
Boyz from da Hill (4sm Vocal Mix)
Boyz from da Hill (4sm Vocal Mix)
44,195 4:56 2000-01-01
Last Day of School
Last Day of School
44,150 3:09 1999-04-16
Intro
Intro
42,444 1:25 2008-07-25
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Reprise; Mixed
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Reprise; Mixed
42,145 1:27 2019-07-12
Girls
Girls
42,111 5:37 1984-01-01
Apache
Apache
41,787 6:02 2008-07-25
Bad News (Don't Bother Me)
Bad News (Don't Bother Me)
39,447 6:49 1980-02-07
Sugar Hill Groove
Sugar Hill Groove
38,622 3:04 1999-04-16
Rappers Delight
Rappers Delight
38,463 8:19 2008-07-25
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix
37,291 9:05 2019-10-18
People Get On Up
People Get On Up
36,645 6:23 2017-08-10
8th Wonder (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
8th Wonder (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
36,274 3:09 2005-01-01
Work, Work the Body
Work, Work the Body
36,012 5:30 1979-09-16
I Like
I Like
33,426 3:26 2008-07-25
Someone Like You (with Scorpio, Barshon) - Radio Edit
Someone Like You (with Scorpio, Barshon) - Radio Edit
32,940 4:20 2021-01-15
Kick It Live from 9 to 5
Kick It Live from 9 to 5
32,471 6:24 1984-01-01
Apache - Re-Record
Apache - Re-Record
32,464 6:14 2014-01-01
Giggalo
Giggalo
32,343 3:56 1981-01-01
The Big 3: Bless The Mic
The Big 3: Bless The Mic
31,748 7:28 2008-07-25
On the Money
On the Money
30,674 5:36 1981-01-01
Baby Let's Rap Now (Pt. 2) (Single Version)
Baby Let's Rap Now (Pt. 2) (Single Version)
30,528 4:10 2018-06-28
Space Race
Space Race
30,004 7:41 1979-09-16
The Big 3: Myspace
The Big 3: Myspace
29,746 4:18 2008-07-25
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Extended Mix
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Extended Mix
29,393 8:22 2019-10-18
My Little Playmate
My Little Playmate
28,640 1:43 1999-04-16
One for the $
One for the $
26,404 4:13 1999-01-24
Sugar Hill Groove (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
Sugar Hill Groove (Sugar Hill Mix By the Scratch Perverts' Prime Cuts)
25,967 3:14 2005-01-01
Tory
Tory
24,433 6:33 2010-07-19
The Vowels
The Vowels
22,568 3:02 1999-04-16
Someone Like You - Original Club Mix
Someone Like You - Original Club Mix
22,312 4:20 2019-05-24
Rapper's Delight - The TKC Old School Future Remix
Rapper's Delight - The TKC Old School Future Remix
22,241 6:50 2019-03-01
Lala Song - Donovan Dominator Dub Remix
Lala Song - Donovan Dominator Dub Remix
21,422 6:37 2009-04-06
Troy
Troy
20,734 6:34 1979-09-16
Lala Song - DJ Brizi Remix
Lala Song - DJ Brizi Remix
19,801 6:21 2009-07-22
Lala Song - Paolo Ortelli Vs. Degree Remix
Lala Song - Paolo Ortelli Vs. Degree Remix
19,519 6:37 2009-07-15
Lala Song - Lagroove Remix
Lala Song - Lagroove Remix
17,359 6:21 2009-07-15
Lala Song - Guy Schreiner Old School Party Mix
Lala Song - Guy Schreiner Old School Party Mix
15,491 6:10 2009-04-06
Space Race
Space Race
15,242 7:40 1984-01-01
Troy
Troy
14,235 6:32 1984-01-01
Lala Song - Diskomachine & Marcoj Remix
Lala Song - Diskomachine & Marcoj Remix
13,954 5:09 2009-07-15
8th Wonder
8th Wonder
13,446 5:33 2008-07-25
Lala Song - CCC Vs. DJFB Extended Remix
Lala Song - CCC Vs. DJFB Extended Remix
12,582 5:47 2009-07-22
Work, Work, the Body - Single Version
Work, Work, the Body - Single Version
9,322 7:10 1996-07-16
Lala Song - Matesi DJ
Lala Song - Matesi DJ
8,776 5:43 2009-07-22
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio)
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio)
8,187 5:56 2020-03-27
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix (Mixed)
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - KON Remix (Mixed)
6,225 4:57 2020-07-03
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Laroye Powerfunk Mix (Mixed)
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Laroye Powerfunk Mix (Mixed)
5,805 5:00 2020-06-19
Full Circle - Rework
Full Circle - Rework
5,099 4:19 2017-12-22
Someone Like You - C#NN1PT!ON Remix
Someone Like You - C#NN1PT!ON Remix
4,488 4:23 2019-05-24
Someone Like You - Functioning Rock-A-Holics Remix
Someone Like You - Functioning Rock-A-Holics Remix
4,251 4:34 2019-05-24
Someone Like You - JHelix Remix
Someone Like You - JHelix Remix
3,833 4:46 2019-05-24
Lala Song - CCC Vs. DJFB Remix Radio Re-Edit
Lala Song - CCC Vs. DJFB Remix Radio Re-Edit
3,043 3:24 2009-08-11
Full Circle - 9 Minutes of Madness Dub Mix
Full Circle - 9 Minutes of Madness Dub Mix
2,425 4:06 2017-12-22
Get Together
Get Together
2,070 4:48 1994-01-01
Someone Like You - Atari Hero Remix
Someone Like You - Atari Hero Remix
1,773 3:47 2019-05-24
Someone Like You - DJ Dew Remix
Someone Like You - DJ Dew Remix
1,483 6:32 2019-05-24
Rappers Delight
Rappers Delight
1,162 3:30 2004-02-02
Rapper's Delight - Live
Rapper's Delight - Live
1,019 7:18 2020-04-21
Rapper's Delight (Mirko Boni Edit Mix)
Rapper's Delight (Mirko Boni Edit Mix)
< 1000 3:39 2019-06-14
Rapper's Delight (Mirko Boni Extended Mix)
Rapper's Delight (Mirko Boni Extended Mix)
< 1000 5:06 2019-06-14
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Accapella
Fever (feat. Sugarhill Gang, Siedah Garrett & GrandMaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) - Accapella
< 1000 8:14 2021-04-09

New releases

Someone Like You
Someone Like You
2021-01-15
[Monatomic Music]
Rapper's Delight (Remix)
Rapper's Delight (Remix)
2019-06-14
[AQUA PRODUCTION (TRUSTY MUSIC Inc.)]
Someone Like You (The Remixes)
Someone Like You (The Remixes)
2019-05-24
[Monatomic Music]
Rapper's Delight (The TKC Old School Future Remix)
Rapper's Delight (The TKC Old School Future Remix)
2019-03-01
[Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group]
Get on Up
Get on Up
2018-07-27
[Shake Records]
Rapper's Delight
Rapper's Delight
2018-06-28
[Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group]
Rhythm & Rhymes - The Definitve Collection
Rhythm & Rhymes - The Definitve Collection
2010-07-19
[Castle Communications]
The Sugarhill Gang - 30th Anniversary Edition (Expanded Version)
The Sugarhill Gang - 30th Anniversary Edition (Expanded Version)
2010-01-01
[Castle Communications]
Lala Song
Lala Song
2009-04-10
[D:Vision]
Lala Song
Lala Song
2009-04-06
[NEWS]
Hip Hop Anniversary Europe Tour
Hip Hop Anniversary Europe Tour
2008-07-25
[ZYX Music]
The Greatest Hits
The Greatest Hits
2008-01-07
[Castle Communications]
The Essentials: The Sugarhill Gang
The Essentials: The Sugarhill Gang
2002-09-03
[Rhino]
The Greatest Hits (Reissue)
The Greatest Hits (Reissue)
2000-01-01
[Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.]
The 4sm Mixes
The 4sm Mixes
2000-01-01
[Demon]
Jump On It!
Jump On It!
1999-04-16
[Rhino]
The Showdown: The Sugarhill Gang vs. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
The Showdown: The Sugarhill Gang vs. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
1999-01-24
[Rhino]
8th Wonder
8th Wonder
1998-01-01
[Sanctuary Records]
Rapper's Delight: The Best Of The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper's Delight: The Best Of The Sugarhill Gang
1996-07-16
[Rhino]
Livin' In The Fast Lane
Livin' In The Fast Lane
1984-01-01
[Rhino]
Apache / Rapper's Delight [Digital 45] (w/ PDF)
Apache / Rapper's Delight [Digital 45] (w/ PDF)
1982-01-01
[Rhino]
8th Wonder
8th Wonder
1981-01-01
[Rhino]
Apache (Jump On It) / We Are Known As Emcees - EP
Apache (Jump On It) / We Are Known As Emcees - EP
1981-01-01
[Sanctuary Records]
Apache / Rapper's Delight [Digital 45]
Apache / Rapper's Delight [Digital 45]
1981-01-01
[Rhino]
The Sugarhill Gang
The Sugarhill Gang
1980-02-07
[Rhino]
Rapper's Delight
Rapper's Delight
1979-09-16
[Sanctuary Records]
Rapper's Delight
Rapper's Delight
1979-01-01
[Rhino]